Counseling

If you are struggling and need to talk with a pastor for spiritual, relational, or emotional support, please contact any of our pastoral staff. They are glad to support you with short-term, pastoral counseling. You can find a list of our pastors with contact information on our Church Leadership & Staff page.

For extended counseling care, we have a list of therapist referrals which could help you find a good fit for your particular situation. Please contact Mona Chicks in the Church Office for direct referrals to therapists, in specialized or general fields.

If you are a divorced person, looking for support as you process the emotions, challenges and questions of your new status, DivorceCare could be the place for you.

Mona Chicks
Deacon and Care Coordinator

425-454-3082, ext. 3397

The, Samaritan Center of Puget Sound has an office on the BelPres campus, and is a convenient location for counseling, with excellent therapists and reasonable fees. The following therapists work out of our BelPres Samaritan Center office.

Deb Thomas, M.S.

Deb Thomas, M.S.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Voice mail: (206) 527-2273 ext. 343
E-mail: dthomas@samaritanps.org

Office Location: 
Bellevue:   Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1800 100th Ave NE, Room 421
Tuesday – Friday

Experience:
Samaritan Center Low Income Clinic Provider 2009-2011
Clinical Training at Sound Mental Health, Children’s Community Service Program, January 2008-June 2009

Professional Interests and Specialties:
Individual adults and teens
Workplace issues/career changes
Depression, grief, loss, anxiety, identity change
Couple and family therapy
Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator
Parenting issues: discipline, behavior modification, parents’ needs
Spirituality and faith

Education:
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy; Seattle Pacific University
B.A., English Literature, Seattle Pacific University

Additional Speciality and Focus
Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Thereapy (EFT, EFCT)

Eric Stroo, M.A.

Eric Stroo, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor  (LH60235491)

Voice mail: (206) 527-2273 ext. 334
E-Mail: EStroo@SamaritanPS.org

Office Locations:
Seattle  Main Office (near Green Lake), 564 NE Ravenna Blvd., Wednesday and Thursday
Bellevue  Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1800 100th Ave. NE, Room  421, Monday
Redmond   Church of the Holy Cross (Episcopal),  11526 162nd Ave NE, Friday

Experience:
Samaritan Provider since October 2007
Care provider at residential program for adolescents
Microsoft employee and manager 1987-2000
Accepted for ordination process in Episcopal Church

Professional Interests and Specialties:
Individuals: identity and family of origin issues; exploring meaning and vocation; adapting to divorce; issues of mid-life, aging, and life transitions
Coping with high-stress, high-tech work environments
Couples: communication and conflict resolution, marriage preparation and enrichment, parenting challenges
Prepare/Enrich facilitator (relationship assessment and counseling)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Spiritual/holistic growth, mindfulness, longstanding yoga practice

Education:
MA, Pastoral Counseling, Seattle University, June 2009
MA, Humanities, University of Texas, 1982
BA, English, Kenyon College, 1976

Kimberly Snow, PsyD

Kimberly Snow, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Contact
E-Mail: ksnow@samaritanps.org
(206) 527-2273 x363

Locations
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1800 100th Ave NE (Suite #421)
Bellevue, WA 98004

Availability
Monday – Friday

Approach to Counseling
I’m a growth-facilitator, grace-advocate, and fellow traveler. I join my clients in a process of cultivating clarity, healing, and courage to navigate various seasons in their lives. The work I do is integrative, holistic, and tailored to the unique needs of each person I’m privileged to work with.

Specialties
Transitions/Stress/Burnout
Depression/Anxiety/Bipolar
Identity/Self-doubt/Low Self-esteem/Shame
Relationship Wounds/Boundaries
Spiritual Struggles/Missionary Care
Trauma/PTSD/Loss/Grief
Couples/Family/Premarital/Parenting
Eating Disorders/Body image
ADHD

Education
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University
Fuller Theological Seminary

Professional Experience
Eating Recovery Center of Washington
Pearl Counseling Associates
George Fox University Behavioral Health Clinic
Providence Medical Center